Tag Archives: Pete Buttigieg

Buttigieg Courts SC Black Voters With Military Record

Reuters reports: Pete Buttigieg, the only veteran in the top tier of candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, is turning to South Carolina’s large military community to help shore up his nagging lack of support among black voters. The primary on Saturday in the diverse southern state is seen as an important durability test for the 38-year-old former mayor of …

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Buttigieg Camp Alleges Nevada Early Vote Miscount

The Nevada Independent reports: Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s campaign, in a letter sent to the Nevada State Democratic Party just before midnight on Sunday, is alleging numerous errors in how early vote totals were folded into the Caucus Day process. The campaign is asking the party to provide early vote and in-person vote totals by precinct, correct any …

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Pete Buttiegieg Unloads On Sanders: He Doesn’t “Give A Damn” About His Effect On Downticket Democrats

“I congratulate my competitors on a vigorous campaign here in Nevada, and I congratulate Senator Sanders on a strong showing today, knowing that we celebrate many of the same ideals. But before we rush to nominate Senator Sanders in our one shot to take on this president, let us take a sober look at what is at stake for our …

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Glenn Beck: Buttigieg Can’t “Pick And Choose” From The Same Bible That Calls For Stoning Him To Death

“A lot of people would find [Pete Buttigieg’s] lifestyle antithetical to what is found in the Bible. I mean, you just — Pete, you can’t make this claim. ‘You know, I just don’t know how you would vote for him because the way he lives his life, I mean, you know, you can’t find that in the Bible.’ “Well, you …

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San Diego Newspaper Endorses Pete Buttigieg

From the editorial board of the San Diego Union Tribune: Buttigieg is best suited to beat Trump because of his centrist policies, his military experience, his (admittedly small-scale) executive experience and the enthusiasm he’s inspired, with better fundraising and national polling, bigger campaign crowds and more news coverage than Klobuchar.  He has shown he can manage a national campaign successfully. …

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Buttigieg And Klobuchar Trade Ugly Barbs At Debate

Politico reports: The hostility building between the two Midwestern Democrats burst dramatically into the open in Nevada, as they clashed repeatedly on the debate stage and tried to slash the momentum out of each other’s campaigns. Klobuchar and Buttigieg have fought before over their experience and their political records in past debates — but the feud took a deeply personal …

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Buttigieg: At Least I’ve Never Had To Pay Off Porn Stars

Politico reports: Rush Limbaugh said last week that America isn’t ready to elect a gay man who kisses his husband onstage. Trump, however, suggested last week that he would vote for a gay presidential candidate. Asked if he takes the president at his word, Buttigieg told CNN’s Erin Burnett at a Las Vegas town hall: “Not if he’s sending out …

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Rush Limbaugh: Trump Called Me And Said To “Never Apologize” For My Anti-Gay Attacks On Pete Buttigieg

The Daily Beast reports: Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday addressed the controversy over his homophobic attacks on Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, revealing that President Donald Trump called him and advised him to “never apologize” for the remarks. On the Tuesday edition of his radio show, the right-wing talker insisted that he was entirely unaware of the …

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“Queers Against Pete” Group Disrupts Buttigieg Event

Newsweek reports: Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg was met with protesters representing the group Queers Against Pete outside of a private fundraising event at the National LGBTQ Center for the Arts in San Francisco on Friday. Inside the building, two activists attempted to disrupt the fundraiser after Buttigieg was asked about his husband, Chasten, …

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Lindsey Graham: Limbaugh’s Anti-Gay Attack Is Wrong

The Associated Press reports: Some Capitol Hill Republicans said they disagreed with Limbaugh’s remark, while others demurred. “I’m just going to leave all that alone,” said conservative Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who said she’d not heard the comment. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, facing reelection this fall, also declined to comment. “It’s a miscalculation as to where the country is at,” …

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Tapper: Limbaugh Mocks Buttigieg’s One Marriage But “I Don’t Even Know What Number Spouse HE is Up To”

Mediaite reports: CNN’s Jake Tapper fired back at Rush Limbaugh‘s rant against 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg Thursday, blasting the radio kingpin with a singeing barb about the radio host’s multiple marriages. Tapper framed the mini segment by stating, “just days after being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Rush Limbaugh, who has a decade’s long record of bigotry, …

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Trump: I Would Vote For A Gay Presidential Candidate

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said he would vote for a gay presidential candidate. In a wide-ranging interview on Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera’s podcast, the president also said he thinks it’s possible that American voters could one day elect a gay candidate to the White House. “I think so. I think there would be some that wouldn’t, and I …

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IOWA: Republican Bill Could Require Teachers To Notify Parents Before Mentioning Pete Buttigieg’s Sexuality

NBC News Des Moines reports: Stakeholders and lawmakers went back and forth today over a House bill that some are calling “anti-LGBTQ” legislation. The bill would require schools to notify parents about any lesson or curriculum related to sexual orientation or gender identity, in case parents want to excuse their child from class. Some say it comes down to a …

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CNN Contributor Defends Limbaugh’s Attack On Pete Buttigieg: Only Biden Compares To Trump’s Manliness

“Is anybody going to look masculine next to Donald Trump on stage? I think the only Democrat out there would be Joe Biden. Do I think it should matter on the issue of his sexuality? No. Now, I do think and I talked about this on my radio show literally yesterday with only Democrats calling in, does it matter that …

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Sanders Wins NH, Slim Margin Over Buttigieg [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders narrowly won the New Hampshire Democratic primary by about 4,000 votes, or less than 2 percentage points, over Pete Buttigieg. Sanders, I-Vt., had been leading in the polls, so his victory wasn’t a surprise. But he and Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, were closely bunched with the third-place candidate, Sen. Amy …

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Limbaugh: How Do You Explain Mayor Pete To Children?

“So I saw a political ad, where Mayor Pete, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, going on and on and on and on and on, about how parents in America are struggling to explain President Trump to their children. “And then I happen to see this — now, what are you shaking your head at in there? You think — natural conclusion — …

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Buttigieg Seeks Recanvass Of 66 Iowa Caucus Precincts

CBS News reports: Pete Buttigieg is asking for a partial recanvass for 66 precincts as well as a recanvass of all in-state satellite caucus locations. The former South Bend mayor said he believes the discrepancies identified by his campaign would result in a net increase of 14 state delegate equivalents if corrected. Buttigieg said his campaign found three types of …

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Sanders To Hammer Buttigieg On Billionaire Donors

Politico reports: “We are running all over this state, we’re talking to as many people as we can, we’re talking about what our agenda is,” Sanders said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday. “We’re going to contrast our view with Mayor Buttigieg’s,” he said, adding that “one of the areas of contrast is at last count” Buttigieg had about 40 …

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Buttigieg: I’m No Obama But Neither Is Biden [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Pete Buttigieg responded on Sunday to an attack ad from fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden comparing the former vice president’s record to Buttigieg’s, saying neither he nor Biden were comparable to former President Obama. Asked by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace to respond to the Biden campaign’s comment that Buttigieg was “no Barack Obama,” …

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SNL’s Pete Buttigieg: Let’s Get #WhiteObama Trending

Vulture reports: There were the usual digs about Sanders (he’s old!), Buttigieg (he’s creepy!), and Biden (he’s old and creepy!), and a week-old Super Bowl halftime show reference. The cold open didn’t pretend to have anything new or incisive to say about the Iowa Caucus, but it did have Colin Jost’s Buttigieg begging the audience to “get white Obama trending …

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